September 27, 2012

Color Craze: Blue Green Scene

Images (top left, clockwise): Blue/Green pumps on the runway, Wall Art, Skirt and Blouse,
Blue and Green Tableware, Paintbrushes

There's no color combination that calms, soothes and cheers you up at the same time like Blue and Green. It's the type of match-up that's alive, vibrant and can work in your closet for all seasons. Add the combo to your wardrobe with accessories to inject a pop of cool color to a neutral outfit or wear it head to toe for a fresh, modern statement.

I love working these colors into my jewelry collections because there are endless shade variations that can compliment all skin types. For beautiful Fall looks, think deep blue/green Azurite, Turquoise, rich green Malachite and royal blue Lapis.

Images: 1. Seagrove Necklace, 2. Cote d'Azur Bracelet, 3. Seaside Earrings,
4. Fresh Bracelet , 5. Custom Earrings, 6. Rainforest Necklace

September 20, 2012

Even Jewelry Has a Past

Images: (Top Left) Ancient jewelry discovered by Israeli archaeologists is displayed at the Tel Aviv University, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty) (Top Right) Alexander Calder Flower necklace, c. 1938 (Bottom) 12th century gold earrings from Iran. From “Masterpieces of Ancient Jewelry: Exquisite Objects from the Cradle of Civilization,” an exhibit sponsored by The National Jewelry Institute 

It is my belief that in order to truly perfect your craft, whatever it may be, you must first understand its origin. Those who teach should know the history of the modern educational system and the great educators of world. Those who are professional athletes should recognize and respect the athletes of the past who broke ground for their sport and paved the way for today's competitors. In that same vane, my passion is jewelry design so I pay homage to the history of its design by celebrating the creativity of those who originally developed time-honored production techniques and functionality as well as those whose use of color and culture collaboratively have inspired countless jewelry artists including myself.

Kenyan man wearing tribal beads. (Wikipedia)

1935 - Creation of the Ludo Hexagon bracelet.
Van Cleef & Arpels

For anyone who loves jewelry and wants to get more of an appreciation of this true art form, I recommend reading 7000 Years of Jewelry by Hugh Tait and Jewelry: From Antiquity to the Present by Clare Phillips. Rich with imagery, they also make great coffee table gifts! Also, visit the American Society Jewelry Historians website for a listing of jewelry exhibits across the globe. Long live jewelry!

September 13, 2012

Dress Code: Fall Wear

1. Marc By Marc Jacobs Palladium Sweater Black Blazer, 2. Silver Moon Necklace by JulRe Designs, 3. J. Crew Painter Boatneck Tee, 4. Ralph Lauren Collection Black Leather Laced Patchwork DoubleHandle Tote, 5. J Brand Denim 811 mid-rise skinny jeans, 6. Prada Black Leather Platform Tall Boots, 7. "The Minis" - Triangle Earrings by JulRe Designs

Summer is great but Fall is the hands down fashion season winner in my book. Luxurious sweater jackets, soft leather boots and medium to deep, dark wash skinny jeans (always with a little stretch) become my uniform of choice and I love to accent a perfect long sleeve t-shirt with an interesting necklace and lightweight earrings from my jewelry collections. This comfy combo takes me from my design studio, to the train or plane when I travel for custom jewelry consultations or private trunk shows, right to dinner at a favorite local bistro. Add a big, fabulous tote bag and I'm good to go on the go! 

September 6, 2012

It's Party Time!

My Fall 2012 Jewelry Collection is here! I'm so excited. Every collection is a true labor of love but this one is extra special. It's the first full collection that will available mainly through my soirees, complete with champagne and gourmet edibles. While a very small number of items are available online, there are more than 50 additional one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces that you will only be able to shop for at one of our fabulous events.

Don't worry if you can't make it to the New York City or Philadelphia areas to party with us. You can always host a Private Trunk Show where the shopping is made easy. My trained Jewelry Stylists will bring the jewels to you! We do almost all of the work (you provide the location) and sometimes we can even do mini fashion shows where our models can show you and your guests exactly how to accessorize your favorite outfits with my color-filled earrings, necklaces and bracelets. It's a great addition to bridal showers, birthday parties and Girls Nights Out. Trust me, we bring the fashion fun!

I love these events because it gives me a chance to meet fabulous people and make new jewelry friends. Hope to see you at the next party!


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